August 15, 2004: Headlines: COS - Honduras: Recruitment: Southtown: Karla Radziewicz is headed to Honduras with the Peace Corps, a trip she mulled over for eight years

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Karla Radziewicz is headed to Honduras with the Peace Corps, a trip she mulled over for eight years

Karla Radziewicz is headed to Honduras with the Peace Corps, a trip she mulled over for eight years

Karla Radziewicz is headed to Honduras with the Peace Corps, a trip she mulled over for eight years

Headed to Honduras

Frankfort woman will work with Peace Corps

Sunday, August 15, 2004

By Lauren Traut

Special to the Daily Southtown

Karla Radziewicz is leaving the country Monday, but a vacation is the last thing on her mind.

The Frankfort woman is headed to Honduras with the Peace Corps, a trip she mulled over for eight years.

"It never went away. It just kept coming up in my life," Radziewicz said.

She decided to volunteer for the corps created by President Kennedy more than 40 years ago in December.

The news of the trip came in May.

"It's very secretive," she said. "Probably because it should not be about where you're volunteering, it should just be about volunteering.

"They should be able to put you anywhere in the world."

Radziewicz admitted she was not excited about Honduras at first.

"I wanted anywhere else," she said. "But by the end of the night, I was 100 percent sure I was still going to go."

For 27 months in Honduras, Redziewicz will be an urban youth developer, working mostly with at-risk children. Dropouts and pregnant teens are candidates for her help.

Her family is already planning visits, even though some members were worried about political unrest in the Central American country.

Radziewicz, however, cannot wait to leave.

"I'm not nervous," she said. "I'm totally ready to go."





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